Armored Outdoor Gear Ratsack Cache Bag
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Do not remember.
Best solution to store and protect food if you are not using a bear can.
- Bird and rodent proof food storage
- Rolls up for storge or transport when empty
- Can easily see contents
- Best bag for single rope bear bag setup
- Does not compress as well as fabric bags when packing backpack
- Not all D Rings will fit in the brass gromet
I have purchased the large and small sizes and have been using both for over 6 years. Have had birds and rodents get into fabric and nylon bear bags but have not had any problems with these.
The large rat sack will hold enough food items to challenge you when hanging it in a tree. The single rope hanging method works very well but you need to have a rope that will support the weight and slide over your branch. The rat sacks will roll up easily but do not compress or fit well inside a backpack when full. I keep the small rat sack full when packing a backpack but have to empty the large rat sack and pack the contents separately.
I prefer a rat sack over a bear canister because I can see all the contents and can get to the bottom if I decide to change the menu. With a bear canister you have to unpack it to do the same.
Recommend purchasing a large and small rat sack together.
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The Ratsack Cache Bag is a pouch made from knitted, stainless steel to protect food, supplies and gear while camping or backpacking. These bags were created to stop rodents and other pesky critters from destroying consumables and equipment while in the backcountry.
The stainless steel mesh is the key to the Ratsack. It allows the Ratsack to remain lightweight, strong and flexible. The 2" Velcro closure is easy for you to open, but the varmints won't be able to. Sturdy nylon webbing covers the end edges of the bag. The Ratsack is weather resistant and will last for many years when used properly.
Three stock sizes. Custom lengths available.
The Ratsack Cache Bag is guaranteed to protect contents (up to $100) from being eaten by rodents and/or other small to midsized varmits when used properly.
The Ratsack Cache Bag is NOT bear proof, but then neither is your vehicle.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The rodent-proof Armored Outdoor Gear Ratsack Cache food storage bag keeps critters from getting into your food, water, first-aid supplies and toiletries while you're camping. Lightweight, flexible stainless-steel mesh bag seals at the top with a sturdy rip-and-stick closure that's simple to operate and doesn't run the risk of breaking like a zipper. Flexible woven stainless-steel mesh lays flat when empty and rolls up into a 2.5 x 18 in. cylinder for convenient storage; won't rust or break down. Clip a carabiner to the 5/16 in. brass grommet to hang the Ratsack Cache out of reach of larger animals; carabiner and rope for hanging are sold separately. Large bag weighs 10.5 oz. and has a 2,500 cu. in. capacity; medium bag weighs 8 oz. and has a 1,800 cu. in. capacity; small bag weighs 6 oz. and has a 1,200 cu. in. capacity. Hold 5 days worth of food for 1 person in the small bag; large bag can hold 24 pouches of 2.5-serving freeze dried food meals. Please note: the Armored Outdoor Gear Ratsack Cache food storage bag is not bear proof; hang the bag out of reach of bears whenever possible.